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Apple pie, apple cider, applesauce, candy apples… So so much to do with fresh apples! Autumn and Apple picking go hand in hand and here in Maryland we are fortunate to have many great farms and orchards where you can get your hands on a bunch of fresh apples!
Here are our picks of the top 7 sports here in Maryland for apple picking. This weekend would be a great time to gather the family and some of your best friends together for a road trip to find some of the most ripe, juicy, apples around!
7 Best Places in Maryland for Apple Picking
Address: 1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton, MD 21921
Picking Hours: Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-5pm
Family owned and operated since 1902. Milburn Orchards offers seasonal U Pick fruits and free wagon rides! U-Pick Apple Adventures begin on Labor Day Weekend and run through the end of October.
Address: 11409 Harford Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
Call For Picking Hours: (410) 668-4488
Pick apples all throughout September until early November. Their variety includes Gala apples, Blondees and Honey Crisps. Picking hours depend on the how ripe the crop is, so if you Like them on Facebook you will be notified of their for picking announcements.
Address: 3212 Snake Ln, Churchville, MD 21028
Picking Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
This one is best for out folks near Baltimore. Lohr’s Orchard has been around since 1928 and located just north of Baltimore. Their apple cider is famous around here in Baltimore and they even offer free hayrides during the fall. Apple picking season starts mid-September for Lohrs so be sure to check your calendar before heading over. Quick tip: Bring your own pull wagon as there are limited wagons available for guests.
Address: 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, MD 21158
Picking Hours: Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Baugher’s Orchard is the place to go to find many varieties of apple tress! There are Styman, Fuji, Winesap. Gala, Granny smith., Ida Red, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Empire. There is also a gift shop, farmer’s market & other fall activities.
Address: 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797
Picking Hours: Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Larriland Farm is such a pretty place for apple picking. Their webstite state that Autumn Crisp, Autumn Gala, Crimson Crisp, Smokehouse and Jonagold, are the next apples to ripen. Quick tip: Call them the day you are going to find out what is available.
Address: 5594 Norrisville Rd, White Hall, MD 21161
Picking Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Shaw Orchard is just south of the historic Mason Dixon Line, where PA route 24 meets MD route 23. This may be a drive but its worth it! Just get the the car and enjoy the road trip! You’ll have a fun tractor ride to the orchard, and pick to your heart’s content all the apples you like for $18 per half a bushel.
Address: 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown MD 20876
Picking Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Entry to this Beautiful Farm is just $3.00 per person, but on Wednesdays admission is free! After picking apples, you can enjoy the Giant Slides, nature trail and picnic area. A visit will also get you the the chance to see see sheep, goats, chickens, miniature donkeys, and Charlie, the pig.
Happy Apple Picking!
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